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My January 3 Experience Hoping to Get Closer To An ASD Diagnosis

I'm angry, hurt & upset. I went to a Jan. 3 neuropsychological workup, providing an ASD checklist that I filled out. Other than that nothing I was checked out for was very relevant to issues in ASDs. The exam started out with an interview with a lady. Then the nueuropsychologist popped his head in and I could tell that his mind was already made up on what he thought my primary problem was. He said: "You have had it suggested to you that you have OCD,…

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

My Faxed Statement To Our Representatives About The Thursday Nov. 29 Hearings

 Dear Representatives: I'm Lisa DeSherlia, the mom of a daughter who is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and one with a suspected ASD myself. I was able to listen to the Congressional Autism Hearings this past Thursday and much of what I hear was hurtful and painful to hear. Right before I begin, let me agree with you that research is important to improve how ASDs are diagnosed and how services are…

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 5:56pm

The Thursday, November 29, Autism Hearings

I am thrilled that GRASP has been invited to the Thursday, November 29, hearings but I read in the uploaded letter to the Director that he is permitted only five minutes to speak. That does not allow much to be said. And I understand that another big voice in the autism community, Ari Ne'mann, is also invited to speak at the hearings. I also understand that the topics that are supposed to be discussed at this…


Posted on November 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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